Thursday, January 15, 2009

thrifty thursday

I was lucky enough to have Susie Sunshine as my thrifting partner in crime when I was last out. Having a friend along softened the blow when I discovered my favorite thrift shop (and the largest one) had moved to a location too far away to be a regular destination anymore. The strip mall it had been in for years is undergoing renovations (about a decade past when it needed them). I'm guessing they'll have to burn that storefront to the ground to remove the general funk that permeated the place. Still, I'll miss the vintage aprons I used to find for under a dollar.

Another shop held a few treasures though. A set of four vintage bridge napkins for a dollar-

A bag of buttons for $1.50-

I'm wondering why Lady Fashion buttons feature a gentleman on the card.

And finally this crocheted cutie which is already hung up in Ellie's room-

Glad I had luck at this stop because our next two were also busts. One was undergoing remodeling and was closed for several days, the other was going out of business. Hopefully, I'll have some good news to share about that last shop next Thursday. I don't want to write about anything before it happens for fear I'll jinx it. (No, I'm not becoming the proprietor of a thrift store.)


Tuli said...

Can we see the gentleman on the Lady Fashion buttons card?

Please? :)

Wendy said...

Gah, I hate when those red x's show up. This post got scheduled on Wednesday, so I had no idea there was a problem until this morning.

One Reader said...

Wow what a find with those buttons. They can be so expensive!